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Old 05-18-2009, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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but I also know that when I got a bill from the empty side of my townhouse in NY, that it was only $35 for NO water being used for THREE MONTHS. That was the MINIMUM charge there.
That's cheap. You should live in Bayonne, NJ -- the minimum bill here is $80 for three months of no usage.

 
Old 05-18-2009, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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which I got all winter in NY, is better and CHEAPER than Florida's, even when it had to be shipped all the way across the country.
My solution to this -- grow your own. We have a peach tree in our back yard which gives the best peaches we've ever tasted -- bar none.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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There are some things that money cannot buy.
Yes - peace of mine, happiness, contentment.

My husband and I are 'making it' in New Jersey -- but we're very unhappy, for many reasons. We're moving to Florida to enjoy our lives.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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This poster wont grow her own tomato's, it to hot outside to dig a little hole and plant it.
The very idea of lengthening the growing season from what we now have here in NJ makes both of us salivate. Heat and humidity? Been there, done that, right here in NJ -- and we don't have a pool here to let us cool off, either. So what if it lasts longer than it does here? The winter here is a lot longer, and that's intolerable to people who hate the cold, and for whom the cold is actually physically painful due to back problems.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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flowers other than the STATE FLOWER Hibiscus. Those things are so sweet smelling they make me want to puke.
Roses do very well in Florida -- on Fortuniana rootstock, they grow large and lush and are covered with blooms. I'm so jealous of my Florida rosarian friends, who can grow cold-sensitive varieties I can only dream of -- and who are getting second flushes on their rosebushes while ours are still setting up for their first.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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I dont understand why so many people--until recently--are moving to Florida. The housing market is in the crapper. Hurricanes destroy your home every year. Its crime ridden. Too many old people sucking off the system. Too few good jobs for the population. And its OVERCROWDED. Good grief, go to North Carolina, Texas or Georgia.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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One word of caution: if you have a really big yard here it could be difficult to maintain, because of the insects (fire ants) and because it stays so dry during the winter here.

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Roses do very well in Florida -- on Fortuniana rootstock, they grow large and lush and are covered with blooms. I'm so jealous of my Florida rosarian friends, who can grow cold-sensitive varieties I can only dream of -- and who are getting second flushes on their rosebushes while ours are still setting up for their first.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Roses do very well in Florida -- on Fortuniana rootstock, they grow large and lush and are covered with blooms. I'm so jealous of my Florida rosarian friends, who can grow cold-sensitive varieties I can only dream of -- and who are getting second flushes on their rosebushes while ours are still setting up for their first.
I really love lantana. It's spread from yards and grows wild in a lot of places around here.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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I dont understand why so many people--until recently--are moving to Florida. The housing market is in the crapper.

All the better to buy.

Hurricanes destroy your home every year.

Not always.
My in-laws have had no problems at all.

Its crime ridden.

Everywhere?

Too many old people sucking off the system.

Those 'old people', as you refer to them, paid their dues for decades.

Too few good jobs for the population.

Not for people who don't need to work -- i.e., people who've paid their dues for decades.

And its OVERCROWDED.

Again, I ask -- everywhere?

Good grief, go to North Carolina, Texas or Georgia.
Give me good reasons why.
 
Old 05-18-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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One word of caution: if you have a really big yard here it could be difficult to maintain, because of the insects (fire ants) and because it stays so dry during the winter here.
How big is big? We're from northern NJ -- a 50 x 100 foot lot is considered big here.

And are the fire ants all over the state?
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